These one-pot pasta recipes will have your lunch or dinner ready in no time.
We all have those days where we’re either too busy or just not in the mood to cook. For moments like this, you can always count on these recipes.
Are you a marinara kind of person? Or are you team pesto? Or perhaps, it’s cream-based sauces that get you going.
Whatever your preferences are, this round-up of pasta recipes has them all.
The best part is that they all come together in one pot! They’re guaranteed delicious and easy to make. Plus, clean-up is a breeze.
With these appetizing recipes, you’ll want your every meal to be a pasta meal.
Garlic and parmesan are a match made in heaven. Throw in some butter and fettuccine in there and you’ve got yourself a phenomenal dish.
This pasta dish is oozing with a creamy and cheesy sauce.
You’ll love how the garlic cuts through the richness of the parmesan, such that the sauce is not overwhelmingly savory.
This pasta has everything you love about the classic chicken parmigiana, but it’s significantly easier to make.
And it has pasta in it, which makes it so much better!
There’s no need to worry about washing tons of pots, pans, and plates.
Everything gets cooked in the same bowl – from the chicken to the marinara to the pasta.
This goulash is the definition of American comfort food.
Nothing beats the joy and satisfaction you get from a bowl of macaroni and ground beef coated with a thick and flavorful marinara sauce.
It might be simple, but it hits the spot.
It’s fabulous as it is, but make it more extra with shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Why choose between pizza and pasta when you can have them both? And all in one pot, to boot?
This pizza and pasta bake combines two of the most iconic Italian dishes into one masterpiece.
You’ll get rotini pasta, Italian sausage, and pepperoni, all baked in a perfectly seasoned tomato sauce.
To top it all off is a generous sprinkling of mozzarella, which provides it with that stringy and ooey-gooey delight.
Use up all those leftover vegetables wilting in the fridge and turn them into one spectacular pasta dish!
The kids might not like the sound of vegetables in their pasta, but believe me, they won’t be able to get enough of this.
I mean, this bowl is seriously decadent.
With that rich tomato sauce, al dente rotini noodles, and gooey mozzarella, the youngsters won’t even notice the red bell peppers and the zucchini.
If your spaghetti is already a cinch, wait until you try this recipe.
This spaghetti is so easy to make. And the result is nothing short of spectacular.
With a rich marinara sauce, well-seasoned ground beef, perfectly al dente noodles, and melty cheese, it’s hard to believe they all come together in one pot.
Believe me, once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll never go back.
Fresh tomatoes and basil are another classic combination.
These two create such a light and refreshing, yet addictive flavor profile that’s impossible to resist.
The color contrast between red and green makes it so vibrant, to boot.
Adding more color and flavor to this dish are spinach leaves, parmesan, and pancetta.
Every parent must have a carbonara recipe in their arsenal. If you don’t have one yet, this one is beyond perfect.
It’s outrageously easy to make, and it turns out amazing every time.
You really can’t go wrong with white sauce, pasta, and cheese! It’s what makes this dish fail-proof.
Bolognese may sound fancy, but it’s actually very basic.
It amazes me how a simple combination of vegetables, tomatoes, and ground meat can create the most mouthwatering pasta sauce.
Toss this sauce with your pasta and cheese of choice, and voila. Lunch or dinner is served.
Just like carbonara, fettuccine alfredo is an insanely addictive pasta dish that’s impossible to resist.
Every recipe you’ll find online will give you more or less the same flavor, so might as well just look for the easiest among them.
This one is definitely it.
Lemon and ricotta unite to make one light and refreshing sauce.
You’ll love how the mild saltiness of the cheese blends with the tartness of the lemon. It gives the pasta dish just the right level of richness.
It’s the kind of pasta you’ll want a second serving of.
This pasta dish may be vegetarian, but it’s so delectable you won’t miss the meat.
This dish has a thick tomato lentil sauce bursting with cheesy goodness. It’s what every comfort food is made of.
Plus, it’s vegetarian, so it gets bonus points for being nutritious.
It’s also a breeze to make. With this recipe, lunch or dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes.
If unique flavors are what you’re after, look no further than puttanesca.
Unlike most, meat- or cream-based sauces, this one gets its bold flavors from Kalamata olives, capers, and anchovies.
The different levels of saltiness and umami flavors give the pasta such a wonderfully distinct taste.
Also loaded with red peppers, oregano, and garlic, this pasta might just be your newest favorite.
I mean, how ridiculously rich does this pasta look? I can’t stare at it without getting hungry. And I just had lunch, like an hour ago.
Besides the sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella that cover the ziti noodles, another thing you’ll appreciate about the dish is its abundance of Italian sausage crumbles.
The smokiness of the sausage balances out the sheer richness and cheesiness of the sauce, giving you a wonderful harmony of flavors.
Ravioli is difficult to make from scratch. From the pasta dough to the filling to the assembly, it’s not the easiest task.
Good thing you won’t have to do any of that.
In this recipe, you’ll only need store-bought beef ravioli.
But don’t worry, with the delicious tomato cream sauce you’ll cook it in, it will still taste perfectly homemade.
This recipe seems too good to be true, but I’ve tried it, and I’m happy to say that it’s legit.
Yup, it turns out you CAN make lasagna in just one pot! No more cooking the noodles separately from the sauce. No more layering. No more baking.
And yes, the result is just as amazing. My mind was blown.
It’s macaroni and cheese, but healthier!
It’s okay if the kids can’t stand veggies. This mac and cheese is so ridiculously rich and cheesy, they won’t mind a few spinach leaves here and there.
Bacon and broccoli together in one? It’s not the most common flavor combination, but it definitely works.
Trust only bacon to make broccoli more tolerable to kids! In fact, I’ll bet you they’ll even ask for seconds of this dish.
If you’re looking for something fancy for a romantic date night or a sophisticated brunch, this recipe perfectly first the bill.
Nothing makes food fancier than a splash of white wine does! And the flavor it lends to the sauce is just to die for.
Primavera, which means “springtime” in Italian, is a refreshing dish bursting with bright spring vegetables.
I’m talking broccoli, shallots, carrots, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and more!
Tossed with farfalle noodles and a coconut milk sauce, this pasta primavera is a certified spring sensation.
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